Sarah Palin: Sometimes our politicians just need to admit they were wrong



When asked last night about potential criticism from the Obama camp over Romney/Ryan’s support for TARP, that they might just be like other politicians who buckle when the big stuff comes their way, Sarah Palin said thats when a good old ‘mea culpa’ is necessary:

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GibsonLP
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GibsonLP

I like Sara, don’t like the new glasses. She has more *alls than the entire Democratic party. Most of them would be crying like babies if they had been ridiculed like she has been. She’s a typical Conservative; tough with broad shoulders.

MarkSylvstr
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MarkSylvstr

Words of wisdom from a very intelligent and very pretty woman. I love SP.

Hansome
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Hansome

One of Gov. Palin’s best interviews ever. Absolutely fascinating. What an enchanting, amazing woman.

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

I just love her.

She speaks with intelligence and passion and brings up important points with an interesting perspective almost all of the time. She is a great part of our force, IMO.

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

I just love her.

She speaks with intelligence and passion and brings up important points with an interesting perspective almost all of the time. She is a great part of our force, IMO.

jleinf
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jleinf

The more I hear Palin the more I respect her and her family. She has been thru hell and back and is still kicking. Most libtards would be quivering in a corner mumbling nonsense if they had experienced half of what she has.

wodiej
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wodiej

She’s right ya know. Cavuto even praised her frank and clear comments. Of course apologizing does not take away the fact that someone made a very poor decision.

DocBarry1
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DocBarry1

But it is a start

Gov Palin = A Born Leader!!!

12grace
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12grace

I love Sarah Palin is she clear-minded.

anyonebutbarry2012
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anyonebutbarry2012

think my favorite active politician out there right now is allen west, he has had a couple votes i was leery of. but i still support him 100%. sarah was my governor, she made a couple mistakes, or what i thought were mistakes but support her 100%. i do not agree with romney and his seemed flip flopping, but support him 100%,and think he can do the job 100% better then barry has, i want barry out.

celestiallady
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celestiallady

Didn’t someone say “No One person is perfect?”

anyonebutbarry2012
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anyonebutbarry2012

my post basically says that. there is no politician, congressman/woman who is perfect.

GetWhatYouPayFor
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GetWhatYouPayFor

The Governor instinctively knows her mission strategy. It won’t be to change inside the beltway from the inside. Nearly everyone scorned and laughed when she decided that she didn’t need a Title to effect change. They also criticized her for leaving the Governorship when it became apparent that the frivolous lawsuits would keep her from being effective, for the people. She is not the type to cling to a Title, but is the type to be relentless in the face of tremendous obstacles. She knows that the power lies with the people and is uniquely skilled at harnessing that power. That is where she will focus. Let those who under estimate her, as usual, be forewarned. When she leads, people follow. A forgotten concept by many who think they lead!

sDee
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sDee

well put.

I look forward to more citizens realizing that it is our government, and that it is we, the people, who they fear most.

GetWhatYouPayFor
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GetWhatYouPayFor

AMEN! Ironically, in many ways, it is the Title and all that it entails, that bogs one down. She isn’t ignoring inside the beltway as she works to get like minded servants of the people elected. Rome wasn’t built in a day. I believe that she will accept a Title again, when the people demand it. Once again, a seemingly unique concept, lost in today’s world.

08hayabusa
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08hayabusa

She reminds me of George Washington. A man who didn’t want a title.

wodiej
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wodiej

her supporters should let her get to it.

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

she is at it now

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

she is at it now

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

Thank you. I still stand in amazement as I watch Sarah play all those RINO’s up one side and down the other.

Neil, …putting it in a nutshell in English… exactly!

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

Thank you. I still stand in amazement as I watch Sarah play all those RINO’s up one side and down the other.

Neil, …putting it in a nutshell in English… exactly!

odin147
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odin147

This election is far more important than tarp, this is fundamental stuff, always remember if the one gets reelected we will become a third world country, we will be signing govt. forms for everything.

PhilipJames
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PhilipJames

I think Sarah’s next project, after Romney gets elected, is to hold the Administration to account on all the promises and keep them skewed to the right instead of heading to the middle and the go along to get along philosophy. I also think she will keep an eye out for that crony capitalism that is in play no matter which party is in power.
Face it, there is so much to fix that we would need 20 Palin’s going after these yahoos.

BevWKY
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BevWKY

Assuming Romney is elected, people keep saying she needs to be Secretary of this or that, but I honestly don’t see either Romney asking her or her wanting to be in his cabinet. For reasons many and varied.

However, something keeps going through my head that I honestly don’t know the possibilities of. Aren’t there regulatory commissions that oversee various sectors of the government which aren’t part of the cabinet or even the executive branch per se but which function in watchdog capacities? Maybe something eyeballing the energy sector…

That would be an entirely different kettle of fish from actually working for any administration.

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

I trust her to pick her own fights. She has an awesome understanding of the principles we adore.

Michael Shepard
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Michael Shepard

Yep…She has been hammered by the drive-by media at a level that would have DESTROYED almost any one else,and she has emerged smarter,richer, and,may I say,with all due respect, Damn,does she look fine!

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

I am all girl and I, too, appreciate looking at her.

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

I trust her to pick her own fights. She has an awesome understanding of the principles we adore.

Joel Cruz
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Joel Cruz

She is absolutely right. That being said, the RNC was wrong not to invite Sarah Palin to speak. The ratings for Wednesday is proof of this.

Betsey_Ross
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Betsey_Ross

Sarah has it figured out. I am sure she was disappointed, but she has a knack of turning lemons in to lemonade. She probably used the time to step back and figure out what her next move would/should be. How to help and to educate. How to get Romney elected. How to make Romney be Conservative without his having to think to avoid it.

BevWKY
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BevWKY

How to make Romney be Conservative without his having to think to avoid it.

For some reason, that one make me actually, literally laugh out loud … and want to groan at the same time. Oh, what a year. wink

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

I think he has proved his conservative stripes by being very successful in business over and over again for all of his life.

Laurel
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Laurel

She is right but in this polarized country mistakes are used to beat you with like a club.

MiketheMarine
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MiketheMarine

You mean like Akin, who, at the least, acknowledged his mistake and apologized? That is exactly why we need to allow folks to screw the pooch and recover from it if they own their mistake, my Friend.

Laurel
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Laurel

What you want and what is electable are two different things. You need to be realistic.

MiketheMarine
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MiketheMarine

So which is it? Should he have played stupid and argued and never apologized? Or should he have owned up to his error, like he did? You can’t have it both was, Laurel. This thread and Sarah Palin are talking about personal responsibility and up above you agree and down here you don’t. Why is that?

CBDenver
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CBDenver

There is a difference between making a policy mistake and making a mistake about the nature of an issue. The TARP was presented as a policy solution to the meltdown of the financial system. TARP didn’t work as expected by its supporters. Recognizing the flawed assumptions behind that policy decision is the mark of a wise and humble political leader. On the other hand, stating that abortion in the case of rape is wrong because women who are legitimately raped don’t get pregnant is wrong about the fundamental nature of rape and conception. The fact is sometimes women who are raped do get pregnant. It is a legitimate position to say that since the child is innocent he or she should not be aborted due to the sins of the father. But that is not what Akin said. What he did say was contrary to facts. Akin apologizing in this… Read more »

wodiej
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wodiej

What Akin said was just irrational. While I don’t agree w the TARP votes, at least at the time they thought it was relevant.

Alex
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Alex

Yeah, nobody’s perfect, but we should admit when we make mistakes.

MLCBLOG
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MLCBLOG

I still think Todd Akin is a Dem in Repub clothing.

sDee
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sDee

They do but Ryan is doing pretty well deflecting the “blame Bush” leading questions by saying something like, “yeah we all had a part in it but Obama made it worse…..”

Ryan Mobley
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Ryan Mobley

I am apt to forgive a man for his wrong decision only if he is honest enough to admit his mistake.

Spartan
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Spartan

I think a ‘mea culpa’ on other issues should be admitted. Not just on that vote for TARP?

There have been many mistakes made by some who didn’t take this woman seriously!!

Spartan
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Spartan

I’m glad that Neil gave her such a great compliment for her tireless work to change the dynamics the last two years!

sDee
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sDee

unlike this excuse….”I abandoned free market principles to save the free market system”.

Or as Kincaid posed it: Using Socialism to Save Capitalism?
http://www.aim.org/aim-report/using-socialism-to-save-capitalism/

rosalie
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rosalie

To “admit his mistake” and learn from it too.

MiketheMarine
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MiketheMarine

Love you, Sarah but we need to go one step further by holding them accountable whether they acknowledge their faults or not.

sDee
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sDee

yup. Just look at what happened to this indicator under Bush and the dramatic inflection point at TARP in 2008. The elephants have some answering to do too.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bh6727Izcns/UD-IDjIeK5I/AAAAAAAB6Jw/MNE2xqhlwik/s1600/spending%2Bblue-tax%2Brcpts%2Bred.jpg

The slope of the curves are about back where they were before but WHERE DID THE TRILLIONS GO?

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